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Research Fellow : Communications and Radar Transmission (EPSRC UDRC)

Electronic & Electrical Engineering

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 10th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £36,028 - £37,008 per annum
  • REF: 1874619
  • Closes: 03rd March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

As part of our work in Joint Communications and Radar Transmission, the UCL Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Information and Communication Engineering Group, invites applications for one (1) postdoctoral research position in Dual Communications and Radar Transmission.

The successful candidate will work on the recently awarded Discovery to Use (D2U) project, Dual Communications and Radar Waveforms. This project aims to investigate and develop signal processing concepts that allow sensing and data signalling simultaneously. Specifically this role involves developing new fundamental waveforms and transmission mechanisms for joint communications and radar transmission.

We are looking for a talented postdoctoral researcher to join our team and help us fulfil the projects goals, producing quality research. The work will involve signal processing design and optimization for dual communications and radar waveforms including algorithm development, simulation and testing. The main purpose of the job is to undertake research, design and development in the context of the D2U project, in the design of new waveforms for communications and radar transmission. This will involve new fundamental transceiver design by developing waveforms for radar transmission that also communicate information.

The postholder will be expected to lead the drafting and submitting of papers to top international journals and conferences, present the research at international conferences and project meetings, and contribute to technical reports and to the preparation and drafting of research bids and proposals.

The successful candidate will work within an established research team led by Prof Christos Masouros and closely with a team of experts in UCL, QinetiQ, American College of Greece.

Duration of the post is available from 1st March 2021 for 12 months in the first instance.

The project end date is 31st March 2022 so if the successful candidate starts after 1st April 2021 the contract duration will be less than 12 months.

Key Requirements

Candidates should have a PhD degree (or about to submit) in a relevant subject area, or similar experience demonstrated via publications in international journals / conferences or patents, as well as a strong (first or upper second class) undergraduate degree in Electronic Engineering or Computer Science. Knowledge of Wireless Communications, including signal processing for Wireless Communications or Radar Systems, including signal processing for Radar Systems is essential as well as strong programming skills in Matlab and Python.

Candidates should have experience in optimization and performance analysis of communication or radar systems and a proven track record of grant application is desirable.

Please note: appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary 31,542 – 33,257 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

Interested applicants are encouraged to make informal enquiries about the post to Professor Christos Masouros c.masouros@ucl.ac.uk.

For any queries regarding the application process please contact Vicky Coombes on v.coombes@ucl.ac.uk.

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

3 Mar 2021

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